Family & Lifestyle

Pain Management, Emotional Intelligence, Kids and Monsters

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Oct 31, 2017 4:00 pm
  • 2:25:24

Pain is Not the Fifth Vital Sign (20:26) Myles Gart, MD, is the Director of Acute Pain Services of Faith Regional Health Service in Norfolk Nebraska. He is also the President and CEO of GartMD and surgeon with over 20 years of experiences. The Journal of the American Medical Association announced that although average life expectancy of an American is up, the rising opioid crisis has shaved 2.5 months off this improvement. After years of misinformation and a national epidemic of opioid abuse, we are finally realizing that pain should not be one of the vital signs when you see a doctor. Dr. Gart talks about, what he characterizes as, one of the biggest mistakes in the history of modern medicine ... When pain was designated as the fifth vital sign. Innovating Emotional Intelligence (1:09:18) Frank John Ninivaggi MD is an associate attending physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital, an assistant clinical professor of child psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine’s Child Study Center and the psychiatric director of the Devereux-Glenholme School in Washington, Connecticut. He is in private practice in New Haven and teaches at Yale. He is a regular contributor to Psychology Today online and his book, Making Sense of Emotion: Innovating Emotional Intelligence has just been published. Liana Tan - Halloween (1:35:19) Today is Halloween! I'm sure you all have a favorite Halloween memory and here at the studio, we do too. One of our producers, liana tan, joined with some of our other student producers to tell you some of their favorite Halloween memories. How to Talk to Kids About Halloween Monsters (1:58:16) Susan Linn is the co-founder and director of the coalition Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood from 2000 to 2015 and an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She is the author of Consuming Kids: The Hostile Takeover of Childhood and The Case for Make Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World. An award-winning producer and ventriloquist, Linn is internationally known for her pioneering work using puppets as therapeutic tools with children. Susan Linn shares some ideas on how to talk to kids about Halloween monsters.